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  • Japan hostage wife begs Tokyo, Amman to save husband

    30 Jan 2015 : TOKYO - The wife of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, who is being threatened with execution by Islamic State militants, broke her silence Thursday hours before the deadline for a hostage swap that could save his life.

  • No pressure for Asian Cup final, say South Korea

    29 Jan 2015 : SYDNEY - South Korea prepared for this weekend's Asian Cup final against Australia in a relaxed mood on Thursday, insisting all the pressure would be on the host nation.

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  • Ghani promises self-reliant Afghanistan at London talks

    05 Dec 2014 : President Ashraf Ghani outlined his vision for a more self-reliant Afghanistan at a conference in London on Thursday as he welcomed the withdrawal of foreign combat troops after 13 years.

  • India says will not be bulldozed at climate talks

    05 Dec 2014 : NEW DELHI - India, the world's third-largest greenhouse gas emitter, said Thursday it is committed to tackling global warming but vowed to protect its interests at the latest round of UN climate talks in Lima.

  • 10 Pakistani children get HIV from blood transfusions

    05 Dec 2014 : ISLAMABAD - Ten Pakistani children have been infected with HIV after receiving tainted blood transfusions, officials said Thursday, in a "shocking" case highlighting the abysmal state of blood screening in the country.

  • In twenty years, PlayStation's grey box changes gaming forever

    04 Dec 2014 : Twenty years ago, a small grey box of electronic tricks made its debut in Japan, heralding the birth of the global gaming phenomenon that changed the entertainment landscape, launching titles that now outstrip sales from Hollywood's biggest franchises.

  • Amnesty says police torture thriving in Philippines

    04 Dec 2014 : MANILA - Torture of suspected criminals by police in the Philippines has thrived under the administration of President Benigno Aquino, human rights monitor Amnesty International said Thursday.

  • Malaysia boosts trains to Thai border

    04 Dec 2014 : Malaysia said Thursday it was on course to upgrading its rail service with higher-speed trains that will eventually link its capital to the important border town of Padang Besar.

  • Dozens of Chinese held in Kenya 'cyber bust'

    04 Dec 2014 : Police in Kenya said Thursday they were holding 77 Chinese nationals accused of running a cyber crime network and mysterious "command centre" from upmarket houses in the capital Nairobi.

  • Kerry backs new Afghan leaders at London meet

    04 Dec 2014 : Secretary of State John Kerry promised US and allied support for Afghanistan as the country's new leaders outlined reform plans on Thursday, even as they struggled to bring peace while foreign combat forces withdraw.

  • I'nesia to sink illegal fishing vessels

    04 Dec 2014 : JAKARTA — Starting Saturday, the Indonesian government will sink foreign ships conducting illegal, unreported and undocumented fishing operations along the country's sea borders, a cabinet minister said Thursday.

  • Super Typhoon Hagupit intensifies as it threatens Philippines

    04 Dec 2014 : MANILA - A super typhoon gained strength on Thursday as it tracked towards the Philippines, threatening more devastation for mostly poor communities where thousands of people have died in an annual tirade of mega-storms.

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